Managing Global Resources for a Secure Future

2017 Annual Meeting | Oct. 22-25 | Tampa, FL

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Division: ASA Section: Agronomic Production Systems

Title: Alternative Cropping Systems and Soil Health

Organizer: Timothy M. Reinbott
Lead Community Sponsor: Solar Corridor Crop System Community
Cosponsor: ASA Section: Land Management and Conservation
Community Cosponsor: Soil Health Community
Format: Oral Topical Session
Keywords: Agroforestry, intercropping, soil health and solar corridor

Session Description: The solar corridor, intercropping, strip cropping and many other alternative cropping systems have an effect on soil health compared to conventional cropping systems.  This session will provide a special focus on those systems and how muiltiple spcies and light interception and penetration result in changes in soil health properties.